Horder Healthcare to open in Seaford in August

Seaford Day Hospital
Seaford Day Hospital

A centre offering both NHS and private orthopaedic and muskuloskeletal services will open in Seaford in August.

Horder Healthcare confirmed this week it planned to open its new centre at the former Seaford Day Hospital in Sutton Road this summer.

The news was welcomed by the Conservative Parliamentary candidate for Lewes Maria Caulfield, who was pleased to see more health services in the town.

Maria said: “The current provision for health services in Seaford is poor.

“We have great GPs but no other facilities and so for simple tests such as x-rays, people are travelling for miles to Eastbourne and many are elderly or have no transport of their own, which is far from ideal.

“Seaford is the largest town in the constituency and so I am really pleased that at last some services are coming to the town rather than leaving it.

“I am currently talking to local residents across Seaford to identity the services they would like to see and the big message from residents is they would ideally like a minor injuries unit in this town.”

Seaford Day Hospital was bought by charity Horder Healthcare in November 2013.

The charity is refurbishing the building and will open as Horder Healthcare Seaford.

Horder Healthcare said it would also offer its premium plus affordably priced specialist physiotherapy and clinically led health classes.

Chief executive of Horder Healthcare Diane Thomas said: “I am delighted that we are bringing Horder Healthcare’s unique brand of care to local communities.”

Horder Healthcare, which this year celebrates 60 years as a registered charity, runs the centre of orthopaedic excellence The Horder Centre in Crowborough, and clinics in Eastbourne, Heathfield, Tunbridge Wells, Horley and Pulborough.

Additional services will be announced soon and residents can visit www.horderhealthcare.co.uk for the latest information.

Maria said she recently attended a meeting of Seaford Seniors Forum on Monday June 9 at St Thomas More Church Hall where a representative of Horder Healthcare updated members about plans for the former day hospital.

She said discussions to confirm which services could be provided by Horder Healthcare were currently taking place with the local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

The meeting heard about the renovation that is currently taking place and the timetable of events, including open days when members of the public will get to see for themselves the state of the art facilities available.